PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.
The crossbow traps in the tomb scene were based in reality. According to Chinese archaeologists, the excavation of the Terracotta Army is progressing so slowly, partly because the site is filled with similar traps.
Long ago, a mythic battle between good and evil played out in ancient China. The country was torn by civil war, with many kingdoms struggling for land and power. But one king had a ruthless ambition to make himself emperor by the sword.
At the beginning of the movie, the Dragon Emperor is shown planning his campaign on a model of China which has the Great Wall portrayed on it, even though the Dragon Emperor himself built the wall AFTER the campaign.
The Universal Studios logo doesn't stop as normal, instead the title fades out from the revolving globe and the camera begins zooming in over the Atlantic Ocean and hovers over China as an on-screen graphic is shown displaying the separate feudal states of China around 350 BC, each labeled in Chinese characters. The dividing lines disappear and then the Chinese characters all merge together into two characters that then change to the English word: CHINA.
English, Mandarin, Sanskrit
$40,457,770 3 August 2008